Save More Money on Textbook Purchases

Textbook prices suck. They’re the bane of nearly every student’s existence. After the drain of tuition, rent or room and board, it’s often difficult to shell out a few hundred more bucks on textbooks, especially when you use them for only a few, fleeting months.

Yet most people buy textbooks without question, and often they do so at nearly the sticker price. Frankly put, this is a waste of money. Students are capable of saving more money on textbooks than in almost any other area of their education, but many simply don’t.

As a student forced to pay nearly $50 grand for an education at Northwestern University, textbook prices almost add insult to injury. Used books are almost as pricey, especially when purchased from the campus bookstore. As a result, I’ve developed a few shortcuts and tips to help save money on textbooks that nearly any student anywhere could put to good use.

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Don’t Buy Them
Sometimes, the easiest way to save money on textbooks is simply to not buy them. Crazy? Hear me out. From my experience, many textbooks I end up purchasing simply don’t get used at any point during the quarter. Some professors take a heavy-handed approach to the booklist on the syllabus, including books that are used infrequently or simply not at all.…

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How to Save Money on a New Spring Wardrobe

Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about your spring wardrobe. There’s only one problem; your wallet is looking a bit sparse. How are you going to get a new spring wardrobe without spending a fortune? It’s easy. You simply need to follow a few simple tips to create a new spring wardrobe on a budget.

Set a Budget

The number one way to save money on a new spring wardrobe is to set a budget. For example, let’s say you have a budget of $200 for a new spring wardrobe. With this in mind, you can then determine how many outfits you want to have and how much you’re willing to spend on each piece. This will give you a better idea of how far your money will need to go.

Shop for Basics in Discount Department Stores

There is simply no reason to spend a ton of money on t-shirts, jeans and other basic items for your spring wardrobe. These pieces are much more affordable at discount department stores. For example, solid color tops can be purchased for less than $10 each. These tops are perfect for wearing under blazers at work or matching with a pair of jeans for the weekend.…

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